Wanting to learn to crochet - how did you learn?

I want to learn how to crochet - how did everyone learn? Youtube? Books? Online? =) Would I need much to start either?? xx

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36 replies since 25th May 2011 • Last reply 25th May 2011

Here's a site teaching how to make Amigurumi. There are video how tos for stitches. http://www.hookandneedles.com/tutorials/

I actually learned the basic stitches at school. And then I got interested in Amigurumis and watched her videos. No, you wouldn't need much. Just a hook and a yarn. Oh, and patience too.

Good luck ;)

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I learned basic stitches and everything else I know about crochet with this page:
http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/

the video tutorials are excellent!!! Happy

hope it's useful ^w^

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I got the so you want to lean to crochet book.a needle and thread and just started from their.Just keep t practicing till I was good enough to make something.I did the same with knitting.evey thing I have learned I have taught my self from book..the library is my friend, and now the Internet..smile

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i was lucky enough to have my grandma teach me the basics. when it come to reading patterns though...i'm just no good. it might as well be written in Chinese! so i learned a lot from youtube...it made it easer for me to see and hear what was going on.

my favorite is http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963 and http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963 they are the same person...just two diff. channels. she also has a blog if you want to see the patterns written as well.

good luck!

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i got the klutz book to teach me
http://www.amazon.com/Crochet-Learn-Great-Projects-Klutz/dp/1570548706
(after someone on here recommended it!)

you get some practise yarn, a hook, stitch markers and yarn needle with it too and i found it really easy to use (even being left handed!) and there are a few little projects to try when you've mastered the stitches.

Since then i've bought a set of hooks from amazon for £4 for 10 Happy

also once you've learnt i'd suggest signing up to ravelry.com as there's loads of patterns on there for free! x

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I'd suggest hook and needles as well. it refreshed my memory (my granny taught me) and taught me how to read patterns.

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Sweet thank you!! =) I'll check them out ^^ xxxx

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stitch n bitch made a great book :]

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Thanks everyone, I'll take a look!!

I've done my first attempt over the past couple of days - thought i'd share!! =D Really proud of myself considering I epically failed at knitting =P



Thank you all!! xxxx

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good job!

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nice!!!!! crochet is so much easier than knitting!!! hahahaha.... I failed at that too.... but looooove tu crochet Happy

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You did a great job.smile

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Love the yarn you chose

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i learn crochet with terasa too! tjw1963 on youtube Happy

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